Jamie Bell is a famous British actor and dancer who garnered much fame after playing the lead role in Greg Brenman’s film titled Billy Elliot. For his excellent performance, Jamie was honoured with several awards including a BAFTA Award in 2000. Since then, the talented star has continued to make waves in the Hollywood industry and has starred in other popular movies including The Adventures of Tintin, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer and King Kong, among others.
Amazingly, Jamie has been active in the American movie industry for over eighteen years and counting. Read on, as we take you through his biography and other interesting facts below.
Jamie Bell’s Biography
The movie star was born as Andrew James Matfin Bell on the 14th day of March 1986. Jamie was born to British parents Eileen and her then-husband John Bell in the Billingham City of England. As a child, Jamie didn’t see much of his father who left home shortly before he was born. He was raised by his mother along with his older sister Kathryn.
While he was growing up, Jamie often attended ballet classes with his sister and this led him to develop a keen interest in the entertainment biz. He completed his basic education at the Northfield School & Sports College. In addition to that, Jamie also took acting classes at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School situated in the UK before starting his acting career.
At the early stages of his career, Jamie Bell played the role of a young age boy in Greg Brenman’s movie titled Billy Elliot in the year 2000. In the same year, he also appeared in the television film titled Close and True alongside Robson Green. Two years later, the young actor starred in Michael Bassett’s film titled Deathwatch as well as Douglas McGrath’s Nicholas Nickleby.
Finding his feet in the American movie industry, Jamie played prominent roles in movies such as Dear Wendy, King Kong, Jumper The Scumscrubber, Jumper, and Flags of Our Fathers, among others. In 2011, the actor appeared in four films – Steven Spielberg‘s film titled The Adventures of Tintin as well as Retreat, Jane Eyre, and The Eagle. He portrayed the role of Edgar alongside Octavia Spencer in the 2013 science fiction movie titled Snowpiercer.
The actor has also appeared in a host of other interesting movies such as 6 Days, Filth, Man on a Ledge, Defiance, Hallam Foe, Donnybrook, and Skin. He is currently on set for the production of the Dexter Fletcher 2019 film titled Rocketman. Asides films, Jamie Bell has featured in two TV series titled Close and True as well as Washington’s Spies. He starred in Green Day’s music video for their song titled Wake Me Up When September Ends in 2005.
Family Life: Wife – Kate Mara And Son
The British movie star has been successful in his acting career and has won the heart of his many of his fans. He is equally successful in his love life and is currently married to his co-star named Kate Mara. Kate is a gorgeous American actress cum model; best known for her appearance in the Netflix series titled House of Cards. She is a graduate of Fox Lane High School; as well as a degree holder from the University of New York’s Tisch School of the Arts. The charming actress began her acting career in 1997 and has appeared in several movies as well as television series. Some of her movies include The Open Road, We Are Marshall, Morgan, and The Martian, to mention a few.
The couple met each other on the set of the thriller movie series titled Fantastic Four where Kate portrayed the invincible woman and Jamie played the role of Ben Grin. Seeing their on-screen chemistry, the duo decided to kick off a romantic relationship in 2015. Two years later, they announced their engagement at the beginning of 2017. The perfect couple also tied the knot the same year – on 7th July 2017. After their marriage, Kate became a stepmother to Jamie’s son with his former wife.
Notably, Jamie Bell was previously married to Evan Rachel Wood who is also an American actress. The pair met each other while appearing in Green Day’s music video in 2005. Afterwards, they started their off-and-on relationship which eventually ended in marriage in 2012. However, the couple went their separate ways two years later, due to irreconcilable differences. They had a son while they were married.